education

A teacher asks her students a question. (credit: Chris Hondros/Newsmakers)

New Jersey Teachers Union Doesn’t Rule Out Backing Higher GPA Standards For Educators

The plan, aimed at strengthening the state’s pool of teacher candidates, is to require a “B” average to get a teaching certificate.

09/18/2013

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen (credit: Getty Images)

Connecticut Attorney General Asks For Public School Funding Lawsuit To Be Tossed

A nine-year-old lawsuit seeking more funding for Connecticut’s public school should be tossed out, the Connecticut’s Attorney General’s Office told a judge.

09/16/2013

FILE -- School buses idle in front of a school in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Report: Later School Day Start Could Benefit Students

A later start to the school day could help teenagers get the most from their classroom time and local districts should consider delaying the first bell, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Wednesday.

09/04/2013

Toys That Teach

Toys That Teach: Fun, Educational Gadgets And Games For Kids

There are some great products out there that are entertaining and educational. The “Toy Insider” Mom, Laurie Schacht, joined us on The Couch with some great Toys that Teach.

08/30/2013

Bill de Blasio speaks at a campaign event outside City Hall on Aug. 29, 2013. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Bill De Blasio Lays Out Plan To Boost Education

The mayoral candidate said he supports universal pre-kindergarten and expanded after-school programs.

08/29/2013

Generic Classroom File Photo

Some L.I. Schools Put On Department Of Education’s Academic Watch List

Schools in Great Neck, Lawrence, South Huntington, Plainedge, Malverne and Hempstead districts were put on a list of schools needing improvement.

08/23/2013

Teachers, librarians, parents and students protest in front of NYC DOE headquarter downtown. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Librarians Try To Shush City’s Staffing Request

The city is asking the state’s education commissioner to waive the requirement to have a certain amount of librarians in public schools.

08/21/2013

Jersey City Mayor's Office (credit: Steve Scott / WCBS 880)

Eye On Politics: One-On-One With Jersey City’s New Mayor – Steve Fulop

In Jersey City, the new mayor – Steve Fulop – can usually be found hard at work behind his desk well before 8 a.m.

07/22/2013

Classroom (file / credit: clipart.com)

East Ramapo Parents To Rally For School Board Lawyer’s Firing

A rally will be held Monday evening ahead of a special school board meeting where parents will call for East Ramapo Central School District lawyer Chris Kirby to be fired.

07/08/2013

Sal Albanese during the Gay Pride March on June 30, 2013 (credit: Sal 2013)

Eye On Politics: Mayoral Hopeful Sal Albanese Touts ‘Record Of Independence’

One of the men running for New York City mayor, if elected, would be making a return to city government after an over 15-year absence.

07/02/2013

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio in front of City Hall (file / credit: Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Eye On Politics: Bill De Blasio Calls For Tax On The ‘Wealthiest New Yorkers’

New York City Public Advocate and mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio has called for the richest New Yorkers to pay a little more in taxes.

06/25/2013

New York City Republican Mayoral Candidate Joseph Lhota (file / credit: Joe Lhota for Mayor)

Eye On Politics: Lhota Wants To Continue Legacies Of Giuliani, Bloomberg

New York City Republican mayoral hopeful Joseph Lhota said that everything great that has happened over the past 20 years is quite fragile and he said this election is going to have consequences.

06/20/2013

UFT Endorses Thompson

United Federation Of Teachers Backs Bill Thompson For Mayor

The United Federation of Teachers has endorsed former City Comptroller Bill Thompson as its choice for the next New York City mayor.

06/19/2013

Saint Augustine School in New City, N.Y. (file / credit: Saint Augustine School)

It’s Last Week For 26 Schools In New York Archdiocese

As the Archdiocese looks to consolidate and streamline for long-term viability, 45 percent of the some 4,000 displaced students will reportedly not return to Catholic schools.

06/19/2013

Western Middle School in Greenwich, Conn. (file / credit: Greenwich Public Schools)

Counseling Ordered For Greenwich Teacher Accused Of Threatening School

A Greenwich middle school teacher accused of threatening to “shoot up” the school has been ordered by a judge to undergo mental health counseling and to stay away from the building.

06/18/2013

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